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Richard Maltby, Jr.

 
Bio:
BROADWAY: Conceived and directed two Tony Award winning musicals: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (1978: Tony, N.Y. Drama Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards ‚ÄĒ also Tony Award for Best Director); FOSSE (1999: Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards); as well as RING OF FIRE, (2006). With composer David ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
BROADWAY: Conceived and directed two Tony Award winning musicals: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (1978: Tony, N.Y. Drama Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards ‚ÄĒ also Tony Award for Best Director); FOSSE (1999: Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards); as well as RING OF FIRE, (2006). With composer David ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
Lryics[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Lyricist
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[West End, 2014]
Lyrics
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[Los Angeles, 2008]
Director
 
[Chester, CT (Regional), 2006]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2005]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Director
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Production Consultant
 
[West End, 2000]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Director
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1989]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1989]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1988]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1988]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1985]
Director
Director
Adaptation
 
[Off-Broadway, 1985]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1985]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1984]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1983]
Director
Director
 
[Off-Off-Broadway, 1982]
Director
 
[West End, 1979]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1978]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1977]
Assistant Director

Writing

Lyricist
Lyricist
Creator
Bookwriter
Lyrics
Book and Lyrics
Source Material
Conceiver
Additional Material
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Lyricist
Conceiver
Lyricist
Lyricist
Lyricist
Additional Material
Lyricist
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Lyricist
Bookwriter
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Book Revisions

Richard Maltby, Jr. Biography

BROADWAY: Conceived and directed two Tony Award winning musicals: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (1978: Tony, N.Y. Drama Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards ‚ÄĒ also Tony Award for Best Director); FOSSE (1999: Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards); as well as RING OF FIRE, (2006). With composer David Shire: director/lyricist: BABY (1983, seven Tony nominations); lyricist: BIG (1996, Tony nomination: Best Score). With Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, co-lyricist: MISS SAIGON (Evening Standard Award, London 1990; Tony nomination: Best Score, 1991); co-lyricist: THE PIRATE QUEEN (2007). Director: THE STORY OF MY LIFE (2009). Director/co-lyricist: Andrew Lloyd Webber's SONG & DANCE (1986 Tony Award for star, Bernadette Peters.)

OFF-BROADWAY: director/lyricist STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW (1977, Grammy nomination) and CLOSER THAN EVER, (1989, two Outer Critics Circle Awards: Best Musical, Best Score; also Off-Broadway Alliance Award, Best Musical Revival 2013; and London Jermyn Street Theatre 2014,), both written with composer David Shire. Director: JUST JIM DALE, Roundabout Theatre 2014, also Vaudeville Theatre, London 2015. REGIONAL: Lyricist/conceiver, TAKE FLIGHT (Menier Chocolate Factory, London 2010; McCarter Theatre 2012); book and lyrics, WATERFALL, Pasadena Playhouse and Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theatre (2015). Director, MASK (2008, Pasadena Playhouse); director, THE 60'S PROJECT (2006, Goodspeed). CURRENTLY: Lyricist, new musical SOUSATZKA, March 2017 in Toronto. FILM: Screenplay, MISS POTTER, (2007: Christopher Award, best screenplay.). Contributes cryptic crossword puzzles to Harpers Magazine. Son of well-known orchestra leader; Five children: Nicholas, David, Jordan, Emily and Charlotte.

Richard Maltby, Jr. Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Direction of a Musical
Richard Maltby, Jr, Fosse
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Richard Maltby, Jr, Big
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Richard Maltby, Jr., Nick and Nora
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Richard Maltby, Jr., Miss Saigon
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Off Broadway Lyrics Gold Star
Richard Maltby, Jr., Closer Than Ever
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Lyrics
Richard Maltby Jr., Closer Than Ever
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Direction of a Musical
Richard Maltby, Jr., Song and Dance
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Richard Maltby, Jr., Song and Dance
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Lyrics
Richard Maltby, Jr., Baby
 
Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Direction of a Musical
Richard Maltby, Jr, Baby
 
Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Richard Maltby, Jr, Baby
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1978 - Best Musical Gold Star
Richard Maltby, Jr., Ain't Misbehavin'
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Richard Maltby, Jr, Ain't Misbehavin'

Richard Maltby, Jr. News

Listen: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Discusses His Early Work & More on THE DRAMATISTS GUIL Photo Listen: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Discusses His Early Work & More on THE DRAMATISTS GUILD PRESENTS: TALKBACK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2022

The Dramatists Guild of America is presenting season four of The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK. The Guild celebrates writers from a diverse array of backgrounds and how they’ve built meaningful careers within a constantly evolving industry. The first episode of the season debuts today with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Listen here!

Maltby & Shire To Debut New Revue at 54 Below Featuring Nikki M. James, Kerry Butler  Photo Maltby & Shire To Debut New Revue at 54 Below Featuring Nikki M. James, Kerry Butler & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022

54 BELOW will welcome the iconic creative partners Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire. The songwriting legends debut a first look at their new work on November 21 at 7pm.

Gamm Welcomes New Fellows Cohort Photo Gamm Welcomes New Fellows Cohort
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) welcomes a new cohort of emerging artists of color to its Gamm Fellowship Program. As in the program's 2021-22 pilot year, the three fellows are recent graduates of the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), Rhode Island College (RIC), and the University of Rhode Island (URI).

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals Of Broadway-Bound THE NOTEBOOK At Chicago Shakespeare Th Photo Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals Of Broadway-Bound THE NOTEBOOK At Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW Staff - Aug 20, 2022

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has released rehearsal images from the highly anticipated world premiere of The Notebook, a new musical based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks that inspired the iconic film.

THE SECRET GARDEN, GYPSY, And More Announced for Music Theater Heritage 2023 Season Photo THE SECRET GARDEN, GYPSY, And More Announced for Music Theater Heritage 2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2022

Music Theater Heritage has announced an innovative and exciting 2023 season at Crown Center. Utilizing three different venues, MTH's 21st Season highlights stories centered around family, escapism, and love.

RING OF FIRE To Be Presented At The Ivoryton Playhouse in August Photo RING OF FIRE To Be Presented At The Ivoryton Playhouse in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH¬†runs through Sunday, September 11th, 2022 at the Ivoryton Playhouse. The show takes its name from the title of one of the hit tunes of a Country Music icon ‚ÄĒ singer-songwriter Cash ‚ÄĒ but¬†RING OF FIRE, conceived by William Meade and created by Richard Maltby Jr., is more than a biography of The Man in Black.

Majestic Presents BIG THE MUSICAL Next Month Photo Majestic Presents BIG THE MUSICAL Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022

The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in the unforgettable theatrical experience. Book by John Weidman, Music by David Shire, Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. / Featuring a witty, moving and insightful book by John Weidman (Assassins; Pacific Overtures; Road Show) and a score by David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr. (Baby; Closer than Ever; Starting Here, Starting Now).

Jordan Tyson, Joy Woods, John Cardoza, Ryan Vasquez & More to Star in THE NOTEBOOK Wo Photo Jordan Tyson, Joy Woods, John Cardoza, Ryan Vasquez & More to Star in THE NOTEBOOK World Premiere Musical
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announced the cast and creative team for the highly anticipated world premiere of The Notebook, a new musical based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks that inspired the iconic film.

Red Bull Theater REVELRY Benefit Gala Honoring André De Shields to Take Place Tonigh Photo Red Bull Theater REVELRY Benefit Gala Honoring André De Shields to Take Place Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022

André De Shields will be honored with the Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater at REVELRY, Red Bull Theater's benefit event tonight, Monday June 13th, at 6pm.

BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's RING OF FIRE Photo BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's RING OF FIRE
by Jeffrey Kare - Apr 30, 2022

Ring of Fire is a musical presented as a concert by a group of five performers playing the songs of legendary country music artist Johnny Cash. The show, which was conceived by William Meade and created by Richard Maltby, Jr., opened on March 12th, 2006 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway. Sadly, it only ran for 57 performances after closing on April 30th of that year. This production presented by North Carolina Theatre happens to be directed by Randy Redd, who was a member of the original Broadway cast.

Richard Maltby, Jr. Videos

VIDEO: Watch Liz Callaway, Norm Lewis & More Tribute Maltby & Shire at Oscar Hammerst Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Liz Callaway, Norm Lewis & More Tribute Maltby & Shire at Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 5, 2021

Earlier this week, the York Theatre Company honored musical theater legends Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire with the 2021 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theater and Elisa Loti Stein with The York Theatre Company Founders' Award at the 29th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala.

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of LOVE, LINDA with Stevie Holland Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of LOVE, LINDA with Stevie Holland

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2021

Cole Porter fans will be able to celebrate his birthday on June 9th in style this year with the world premiere on demand presentation of the Off-Broadway musical Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter. With book by Stevie Holland with Gary William Friedman, music and lyrics by the legendary Cole Porter and arrangements and additional music by Mr. Friedman. The filmed presentation of this solo show stars the musical's co-creator and originator of the role Stevie Holland, as directed for the stage by Richard Maltby, Jr.*

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For MNM Theatre Company's CLOSER THAN EVER Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For MNM Theatre Company's CLOSER THAN EVER

by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2020

MNM Theatre Company has announced its upcoming production of Closer Than Ever, David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr.'s fascinating song cycle that explores the everyday struggles of love in the modern world.

VIDEO: Watch Sierra Boggess & Joshua Dela Cruz Sing from DANCERS AT A WATERFALL Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Sierra Boggess & Joshua Dela Cruz Sing from DANCERS AT A WATERFALL

by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2020

Just last spring, Sierra Boggess and Joshua Dela Cruz  led a staged reading of Richard Maltby, Jr., Karen Hartman, and David Shire's DANCERS AT A WATERFALL. Now, the two are reuniting to sing a song from the new musical. Boggess writes: 'This song expresses both lyrically and musically what is in our souls right now. Therefore, we wanted to debut this song in this way for all to hear too.'

Broadway Rewind: Stephanie J. Block Sails THE PIRATE QUEEN to Broadway in 2007! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Stephanie J. Block Sails THE PIRATE QUEEN to Broadway in 2007!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 22, 2020

This episode of Broadway Backwards looks back at the loss of one of the musical theatre's most dashing young stars, Daniel McDonald. We give you a look at him in the Kander and Ebb musical Steel Pier' We also dropped by New World Stages to meet the women of Doug Stone's off Broadway Tupperware comedy 'Sealed For Freshness', and for all the Stephanie J. Block fans, BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge takes us to a rehearsal of the epic Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg and Richard Maltby Jr. musical The Pirate Queen.

Broadway Rewind: Will Chase and Malcom Gets Turn the Page on THE STORY OF MY LIFE! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Will Chase and Malcom Gets Turn the Page on THE STORY OF MY LIFE!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 3, 2020

'What I loved the most about this episode', says BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge, 'was following the journey of the 2009 musical The Story of My Life. This episode of Broadway Rewind looks at the ill- fated musical, which featured two wonderful performances by Will Chase and Malcolm Gets, but we start off at a rehearsal for Michael Jacobs play 'Impressionism' directed by Jack O'Brien. It welcomed back to Broadway, Tony Award winners Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen along with Marsha Mason, Aaron Lazar and Andre de Shields. Director Jack O'Brien told me why he had to do this play, 'It's about us. We haven't had a really witty, wise, romantic comedy in New York, in a long time and I've got this gorgeous cast.' Joan Allen said,

VIDEO: See The Cast Of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' At La Mirada Theatre In Action! Videoplay
VIDEO: See The Cast Of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' At La Mirada Theatre In Action!

by Alan Henry - Oct 3, 2017

Watch the cast of La Mirada's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'! The show runs through October 8!

VIDEO: Broadway's MISS SAIGON Cast Takes a Knee in Solidarity with NFL Players Videoplay
VIDEO: Broadway's MISS SAIGON Cast Takes a Knee in Solidarity with NFL Players

by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

NFL players across the country have been taking a knee in a show of solidarity against President Donald Trump, who said players that kneel during the National Anthem to protest racial inequality should be fired. The company of Broadway's MISS SAIGON took their final bow from their knees last night in solidarity with the players - watch the video below!

VIDEO: MISS SAIGON's Eva Noblezada and Rachelle Ann Go Have a Belt-Off in "Movie in M Videoplay
VIDEO: MISS SAIGON's Eva Noblezada and Rachelle Ann Go Have a Belt-Off in "Movie in My Mind" Music Video!

by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON has just released a new music video of "The Movie In My Mind" featuring Tony nominee Eva Noblezada and original Broadway revival cast member Rachelle Ann Go.

VIDEO: Garth Drabinsky is Focused on the Artistic Aspects of SOUSATZKA...Because He's Not Allowed to Touch the Money
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2017

Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA is currently thrilling Toronto audiences and is steeped in Broadway-bound buzz. But would the producer even be able to leave Canada after spending five years as a guest of the taxpayer? The Agenda with Steve Paikin asks some of the easy questions, and a lot of the hard ones.


Richard Maltby, Jr. Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Richard Maltby, Jr. been in?
Richard Maltby, Jr. has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Richard Maltby, Jr. been in?
Richard Maltby, Jr. has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Richard Maltby, Jr. been nominated for?
Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Fosse , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Big , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Nick and Nora , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Miss Saigon , Best Off Broadway Lyrics (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Closer Than Ever , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Closer Than Ever , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Song and Dance , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Song and Dance , Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Baby , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Baby , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Baby Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Ain't Misbehavin' and Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Ain't Misbehavin' .

What awards has Richard Maltby, Jr. won?
Best Off Broadway Lyrics (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Closer Than Ever Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Ain't Misbehavin'and Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Ain't Misbehavin'.

How many shows has Richard Maltby, Jr. written?
Richard Maltby, Jr. has written 21 shows including When Do the Words Come True? (Book Revisions), The Sap of Life (Bookwriter/Lyricist), The Sap of Life (Bookwriter), How Do You Do, I Love You (Lyricist), Love Match (Lyricist), Ain't Misbehavin' (Conceiver), Baby (Lyricist), Starting Here, Starting Now (Lyricist), Hang on to the Good Times (Creator), Urban Blight (Lyricist), Urban Blight (Lyricist), Miss Saigon (Additional Material), Closer Than Ever (Lyricist), Nick & Nora (Lyricist), Big (Lyricist), Fosse (Conceiver), Tell Me on a Sunday (Bookwriter), The Pirate Queen (Lyricist), Take Flight (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Waterfall (Book and Lyrics), Sousatzka (Lyrics).